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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We understand that residents and visitors in Wandsworth may have concerns about Coronavirus. We would like to reassure you that we are monitoring the situation closely and coordinating with Public Health England. We are taking all possible steps to keep you safe.

24 Mar 20

Council leader visits new community hub

The leader of Wandsworth Council Cllr Ravi Govindia has paid a visit to the new Community Hub.  

25 Mar 20

New helpline for those who need support during Coronavirus pandemic

Vulnerable, isolated residents can now access support from a new Community Hub launched today by Wandsworth Council.

24 Mar 20

Small businesses to receive grants to help during Coronavirus pandemic

Businesses eligible for grants to help during the Coronavirus pandemic are being written to today (Monday) by Wandsworth Council, outlining the steps they need to take to claim financial assistance.

23 Mar 20

Call for retired social workers to return to work to help vulnerable residents

Retired social workers are being urged by the council to come back to work and help support vulnerable Wandsworth residents through the Coronavirus crisis.

26 Mar 20

Council offers reassurance on rents and council tax

Town hall finance chiefs in Wandsworth are offering reassurance to residents and council tenants who may find themselves struggling to pay their bills during the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

19 Mar 20

Playgrounds close in parks to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Playgrounds, outdoor gyms, toilets and all other facilities in Wandsworth's parks and commons have been closed following the latest guidelines on social distancing 

24 Mar 20

Steps being taken to limit spread of Coronavirus

Following Government guidance on limiting the spread of Coronavirus, schools are to close to most pupils from the end of Friday, while some council services are being suspended and events postponed to ensure people are kept safe and staff resources can be directed towards supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

18 Mar 20

Met urges public vigilance around coronavirus-related scams

The Met Police are warning the public to be vigilant to a number of scams being perpetrated by criminals looking to cash in on people’s fears about coronavirus.

20 Mar 20

Latest information on support for children, families and schools during Covid-19 outbreak

Wandsworth Council’s children’s services department is committed to maintaining support and services for schools and for all the borough’s children, and especially for our most vulnerable children and families, whilst joining the national effort to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

20 Mar 20

Caught on Camera – CCTV YouTube campaign launches to catch fly-tippers in the act

No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why Wandsworth Council is launching a CCTV appeal to catch litter louts in the act.

06 Mar 20

Wandsworth delighted by Heathrow judgement

Last year Wandsworth Council joined forces with four local councils, the Mayor of London and Greenpeace, to legally challenge the Government’s decision to favour a proposal for a new north-west runway at Heathrow.  

27 Feb 20

Eco-friendly streetlights upgrade delivers lower carbon emissions

Thousands of street lights on housing estates across the borough are to be upgraded with eco-friendly LED light bulbs that will not only save residents' money but also help the council meet its carbon reduction targets.

28 Feb 20

Green light for lower speed limits on borough’s B-roads

Local people have comprehensively backed plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on some of the borough’s busiest B-roads

03 Mar 20

Here are the 27 residential streets which are set to have bike hangars

The town hall has unveiled a list of 27 residential streets across Wandsworth which could soon have bike hangars.

04 Mar 20

Wandsworth Council announces £20m Climate Change investment

Wandsworth Council is spending £20m on its environment and sustainability strategy, as part of its plans to tackle Climate Change.

05 Feb 20

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